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Giuseppe Verdi - Messa da Requiem - Munchner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Artist: Münchner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
Title: Verdi - Messa da Requiem
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:32:17
Recorded: 6, 7 & 9 February 2014


World-famous conductor Lorin Maazel was chief conductor of the Münchner Philharmoniker until shortly before his death in July 2014 at the age of 84.

This live recording, which happened in February 2014, is probably the last recording of Maazel. It documents an acclaimed and moving concert in the Munich Philharmonie with Lorin Maazel and the Münchner Philharmoniker and their choir per-forming Verdi’s famous requiem. The excellent soloists were Anja Harteros (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano), Wookyung Kim (tenor) and Georg Zeppenfeld (bass).
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Tyson Naylor Trio - Kosmonauten (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz


Artist: Tyson Naylor Trio
Title: Kosmonauten
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde, Experimental, Free Jazz, Improvised
Label: © Songlines Recordings
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 55:25
Recorded by Eric Mosher at The Warehouse, Vancouver BC, December 2, 2011


After three years on the Berlin scene broadening his horizons, returning Vancouver native Tyson Naylor put together a local trio that really clicked and took it into the studio for his long-overdue debut recording, with the brilliant Vancouver clarinetist François Houle guesting on two tracks. Kosmonauten is a diverse but ultimately unifying record that well displays the group’s strengths – great rapport across a range of styles and grooves, from stompin’, jazzed-up rock’n’roll to free improv; writing that taps into a rich vein of lyricism; and a playful yet at the same time highly communicative focus that somehow sets it apart from a lot of modern jazz. Even if you might pick out influences or references, from Wayne Horvitz to Abdullah Ibrahim to Misha Mengelberg, there’s nothing second-hand about this music. It seems to want to engage the listener in a personal dialogue that’s grounded in its changing moods, from tender and introspective to intense and celebratory, but is ultimately about things beyond music.

Perhaps part of this has to do with Tyson’s eclectic musical activities and interests. In Vancouver he’s played keys and/or accordion in various folk groups, and since his return in indie bands such as Kenton Loewen’s The Crackling and feted west coast singer-songwriter Dan Mangan’s band. “At school, as I was one of the few keyboard players in a sea of guitars, I was asked to play in soul bands, folk bands, funk bands, and ended up spending a lot of my time figuring out how not to play so ‘jazzy’ all of the time. I was never a huge fan of virtuosity for its own sake, particularly in jazz, and trying to play folk and rock demanded a different kind of subtlety and sparsity that many jazz pianists don’t necessarily appreciate or value. I think the importance of the notes not being played, of space, and of patience continue to influence my playing and my music in all styles.”

Other aspects of the music relate to his time in Berlin: “Berlin has so much to offer, culturally, and there is a spirit of creativity and an anything-goes attitude that I think make it a very unique place. I immersed myself in improvised music while I was there, and was very fortunate to get to play with some incredible musicians and really lovely people. I was particularly thrilled at the chance to play with Toby Delius and Tristan Honsinger, as I’ve long been a huge fan of ICP Orchestra….I’ve always been drawn to improv and the freedom that it offers, but I’ve always gravitated to music that retains strong rhythmic and melodic motives. Misha Mengelberg’s concept of Instant Composition has always appealed to me, and when I improvise I always try to use repetition, tension and release much the same way as if I were composing on the spot. And when I do compose, trying to mix set parts and improvised parts, I want it to sound organic, perhaps ambiguous – that the improvised space is a logical extension of the composed material, and vice versa. What I really appreciate about Mengelberg and other Dutch musicians is their playfulness and no-fear approach, a patience and a willingness to see a melodic idea through right to the end, whether it’s a ballad, a joke, or a joke ballad. It’s always emotive in some way.”

Tyson’s bandmates currently play together in three other west coast groups: Aeroplane Trio (with JP Carter) and Tony Wilson’s 6tet and Longhand. Skye Brooks is also well known as one of Fond of Tigers’ two drummers and a member of Inhabitants, as well as performing/recording with Veda Hille, Ndidi Onukwulu and Orkestra Futura. He also composes, sings and plays guitar in his rock band Copilots.
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Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tori Amos
Title: Under The Pink
Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Baroque Pop, Piano Rock
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1994/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 56:56
Recorded: The Fishhouse, New Mexico and Westlake Studios, LA, February - October 1993

Released in 1994, Under the Pink is the second solo album by Tori Amos. Upon its release, it peaked at #12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and #1 in the UK. The album has been certified 2x Platinum in the US, Platinum in the UK, and Gold in Canada.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You're Gonna Get It! (1978/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Title: You're Gonna Get It!
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heartland Rock, Rock & Roll
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1978/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:29:13
Recorded: Shelter Studio, Hollywood 1977–78


You're Gonna Get It! is the second album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1978. Originally, the album was to be titled Terminal Romance. Like its self-titled predecessor, this album includes tight melodic songs awash in ringing guitars and organ. It reached #23 on Billboard's Top LP's & Tapes chart in 1978. It also earned Petty and the Heartbreakers their first gold record.
Many reviewers rated You're Gonna Get It! only a notch lower than their moderately well-received debut album. Some reviews such as in Rolling Stone at the time noted the "impressive stylistic cohesiveness" between the two. It did chart higher, however, than its predecessor.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Title: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:30:31
Recorded: 1974–76 at Shelter Studio, Hollywood, CA


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the eponymous debut album by the band of the same name, released on November 9, 1976 by Shelter Records.
Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States. Following a British tour, it climbed to #24 on the UK album chart and the single "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" became a hit in the UK. After nearly a year and many positive reviews, the album reached the U.S. charts, where it climbed to #55 in 1978 and eventually went Gold. The single "Breakdown" cracked the Top 40 in the U.S. and "American Girl" became an FM radio staple that can still be heard today.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Last DJ (2002/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Title: The Last DJ
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 2002/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:47:56
Recorded: 2001–02 at Cello Studios, Hollywood, California

The Last DJ is the eleventh studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The tracks "The Last DJ", "Money Becomes King", "Joe", and "Can't Stop the Sun" are attacks on the greediness of the music industry. Although he first claimed that the album and title track were both works of fiction, Petty later admitted that both were inspired by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd, although he had already claimed this on Ladd's radio show, prior to the album's release.
A "limited edition" digipack version of the album was also released, including a DVD of music videos and other footage shot during the album's production. The album reached #9 on the Billboard 200 aided by the single "The Last DJ" which hit #22 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks in 2002. As of 2010, The Last DJ has sold 353,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In an episode of The Simpsons titled "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation", Homer receives song-writing lessons from Tom Petty, and in the original airing the track "The Last DJ" can be heard playing over the radio in the final scene. The song was changed for syndication. The song "Dreamville" is played at the end of the DVD that was released to commemorate the 2002 Anaheim Angels' World Series win. The album also marks the return of original Heartbreaker Ron Blair on bass, replacing his own replacement, the ailing Howie Epstein. His return was late in the recording process however, and Petty and Campbell contribute most of the bass work themselves.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - She's The One - Songs And Music From The Motion Picture (1996) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Title: She's The One - Songs And Music From The Motion Picture
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Rock & Roll
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1996
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:51:42
Recorded: 1992–96 at Sound City, Village Recorders and Andora Studios

Songs and Music From the Motion Picture "She's the One" is the ninth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, first released in August 1996. The album served as the soundtrack for the 1996 film She's the One, written and directed by Edward Burns.
Songs and Music From the Motion Picture "She's the One" peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold by the RIAA in December 1996. The track "Walls (Circus)" peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "Climb That Hill" also peaked at #6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while "Change The Locks" peaked at #20.
This album was not mentioned on the four-hour Petty documentary Runnin' Down a Dream, though Tom could be seen doing a studio session of the song "Angel Dream (No. 4)".
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Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso (1958/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Thelonious Monk Quartet
Title: Misterioso
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © Riverside Records | Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1958/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:15:43
Recorded in performance by Ray Fowler at the Five Spot Cafe, New York City; July 9 (#8 only) and August 7 (other selections), 1958.
24-bit Remastering by Joe Tarantino at Joe Tarantino Mastering, Berkeley, CA


The most impressive point to be made about this record is that it is a product of precisely the same night's work as the earlier Riverside album, Thelonious in Action (now OJCCD-103-2); the two are in all respects a matched set. On the evening of August 7, 1958, recording equipment was rather precariously set up in the always-overcrowded Five Spot, the room where Monk had made his triumphant recent return to the New York club scene and was now appearing with a new quartet featuring Johnny Griffin. This turned out to be the first successful live recording of Thelonious (he had rejected the results of a night's work here a month earlier), and the substantial numbers of Monk-approved performances were readily programmed onto two full and equally memorable albums.
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The Pretenders - Pretenders II (1981/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Pretenders
Title: Pretenders II
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Punk Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Warner Music
Release Date: 1981/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 46:32
Recorded: 1980–81 at Wessex Studios, London and Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris


The Pretenders' debut album was such a powerful, monumental record that its sequel was bound to be a bit of a disappointment, and Pretenders II is. Essentially, this album is an unabashed sequel, offering more of the same sound, attitude, and swagger, including titles that seem like rips on their predecessors and another Ray Davies cover. This gives the record a bit too much of a pat feeling, especially since the band seems to have a lost a bit of momentum -- they don't rock as hard, Chrissie Hynde's songwriting isn't as consistent, James Honeyman-Scott isn't as inventive or clever. These all are disappointments, yet this first incarnation of The Pretenders was a tremendous band, and even if they offer diminished returns, it's still diminished returns on good material, and much of Pretenders II is quite enjoyable. Yes, it's a little slicker and more stylized than its predecessor, and, yes, there's a little bit of filler, yet any album where rockers as tough as "Message of Love" and "The Adultress" are balanced by a pop tune as lovely as "Talk of the Town" is hard to resist. And when you realize that this fantastic band only recorded two albums, you take that second album, warts and all, because the teaming of Hynde and Honeyman-Scott was one of the great pairs, and it's utterly thrilling to hear them together, even when the material isn't quite up to the high standards they set the first time around. --Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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The Pretenders - Get Close (1986/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Pretenders
Title: Get Close
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Punk Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Warner Music
Release Date: 1986/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 45:04
Recorded: At Air Studios, London; Power Station and Right Track Recording, New York; Bearsville Studio, Bearsville N.Y.; Polar Studios, Stockholm


In the first edition of the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde was a smart and streetwise rock & roller with just enough maturity to make something of what life had shown her by her mid-twenties -- and she had the rough-and-tumble band to match for her first two albums. The second version of the group cast her as an unwitting but unbowed survivor, determined to move on and keep rocking despite the deaths of two of her bandmates, and the tough, no-nonsense approach of her new collaborators on Learning to Crawl reflected her attitude. Released in 1986, Get Close marked the debut of the Pretenders' Mark Three, and on this album listeners are introduced to Chrissie Hynde, Mature Professional Musician with a band to match. Get Close is never less than solid as a work of craft, and guitarist Robbie McIntosh, drummer Blair Cunningham, and bassist T.M. Stevens deliver tight and emphatic performances throughout, but they also sound like what they are -- journeymen musicians who bring their chops to their projects while leaving their personalities at the door. While Hynde always dominated the Pretenders, by this time it was obvious that this was fully her show, and if she felt less like rocking and more like exploring her emotions and thoughts about parenthood on midtempo pop tunes, no one in the group was going to prod her into doing otherwise; the presence of a large number of additional session players further buffs away any of Get Close's potential sharp edges. Despite all this, Hynde's voice is in great form throughout, and when she gets her dander up, she still has plenty to say and good ways to say it; "How Much Did You Get for Your Soul?" is a gleefully venomous attack on the musically unscrupulous; "Don't Get Me Wrong" is a superb pop tune and a deserved hit single; and the Motown-flavored "I Remember You" and the moody "Chill Factor" suggest she'd been learning a lot from her old soul singles. But after three great albums from the Pretenders, Get Close sounded good but not especially striking, and its hit-and-miss approach, with a few great songs surrounded by lesser material, was something Hynde's fans would find themselves getting used to over the group's next few releases. --Mark Deming
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